Back in November we first heard the rumor that Outkast is planning to reunite this year at the 2014 installment of the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival and today we hear more “confirmation” talk about the rumored reunion. Organized Noize member/producer named Rico Wade casually let slip that Outkast will be performing at Coachella this year in an interview he gave to Stereogum. I tend to believe this latest bit of “confirmation” talk because Wade wasn’t even really talking about Outkast when he let the info slip out, he was talking about his younger cousin Future. Click below to read exactly what he said and see what you think.
As we bide our time in the lobby, he affably spills the beans about unreleased Andre 3000 solo songs from a decade ago and his hopes to score Future a cameo during OutKast’s reunion sets at Coachella. Eventually he pulls out his iPhone and plays me a Future/Andre collaboration he produced called “Benz Bitch” that’s earmarked for Honest. It’s yet another side of Future and one rarely heard: brainy, libidinous space-age funk mined from Stankonia’s dankest caverns, an homage to his Dungeon Family roots.
I mean, this reunion is going to happen, right? The whole thing got started when Big Boi himself tweeted news of Outkast playing Coachella before it was deleted from his account. I don’t usually like getting my hopes up about something unless I have official confirmation but in this case, yeah, I’m pretty confident that this reunion is going to happen. That said, I don’t think I’ll be attending Coachella this year but if the tradition holds, the festival will be streamed online for free for those of us not in attendance. We will see Outkast together again on stage this year … just you wait and see.